In the process of planning your Thanksgiving menu? Whatever your traditions, wow your out-of-town guests with locally made Montgomery County, Maryland foods, treats and products. Whether you’re looking to decorate your table or satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth, these shops near Washington, DC are sure to help you pull off your family’s Thanksgiving.
Open Book Chocolates
Open Book Chocolates’ irresistible, delicious treats will leave everyone wanting more. Perfect for just a little bit of something extra after a piece of pie, Open Book Chocolates offers an assortment of flavors including A Christmas Carol (Hazelnuts, Pears and Nutmeg), Alice in Wonderland (Candied Rose Petals), Monte Cristo (Blackcurrant Tea and Cinnamon), Pride and Prejudice (Muscat Raisins), Sherlock Holmes (Earl Grey Tea and Honey), and Jane Eyre (Bilberries).
Did you know beeswax burns longer, brighter, and cleaner than other types of candles? Adding locally crafted BannerBee Company’s candles to your Thanksgiving table means keeping a warm light burning long past second helpings and dessert. Providing all-natural hive-based products, BannerBee Company sells award-winning raw honey, handcrafted beeswax candles, honey-inspired body products, and more. We recommend perusing their pillar, votive, and tea light candles around which to design your Thanksgiving table centerpiece.
“Moo-sey” your way over to Woodbourne Creamery located at Rockhill Orchard to pick up a pint of seasonal, handcrafted ice cream for the perfect pie topping. Their old-fashioned, premium ice cream is made from the milk of their grass-fed Golden Guernsey cows. Choose from their year-round selection that includes vanilla, black raspberry, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, strawberry, ginger, and nilla colada, or take advantage of special seasonal flavors like apple cinnamon or maple vanilla that have been known to make an appearance around the holidays.
Dress It Up Dressing
Dress It Up Dressing makes for the perfect drizzle on a salad course or the ideal hostess gift and comes in individual bottles, mixed cases, or gift tubes. With a commitment to locally sourced ingredients and reducing their environmental footprint, Dress It Up Dressing lives and operates in support of healthy eating habits. Their blog, The Dish, even has some great recipe ideas if you’re looking for intriguing inspiration as you plan your Thanksgiving menu.
Stave off hungry guests by whipping up a Dip-n-Dill recipe to accompany some vegetables or crackers before the main meal is served. From Cool n Creamy Curry to Smokin’ Chipotle to Caramelized Onions, Dip-n-Dill’s flavor-packed product line is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any Thanksgiving celebration.
Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co.
If cheese is more your snack style, Cherry Glen Goat Cheese Co. produces award-winning fresh and soft-ripened varieties that are handcrafted in small batches. Whether you prefer to spread it on a cracker with jam or accompany your leftover turkey and cranberry sauce in a sandwich, Cherry Glen’s artisan farmstead cheeses can be purchased at farmers markets and grocery stores alike.
The Red Bandana Bakery
Gluten-free foodies: look no further than The Red Bandana Bakery! Order some delicious, freshly baked pastries to take with you for breakfast wherever you’re planning to spend the holiday, or pick up buttermilk biscuits and garlic herb rolls for the bread basket on your Thanksgiving table.